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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David A, Zimmerman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Zimmerman is from Downers Grove, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Zimmerman is author of Comic Book Character (IVP), a spirituality of superheroes. Zimmerman is an editor for ''Likewise Books'' and a writer for online and print publications. He is also a performer with the acting troupe ''Open Heart Drama''. David routinely speaks to youth groups on Christian discipleship. He resides in Lombard, Illinois. His weblog is [ Loud Time].

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Comic Book Character: Unleashing The Hero In Us All
ISBN: 0830832602

Intervarsity Pr. 2004

Power and responsibility. Truth and justice. Never-ending vigilance against the doers of evil. These themes permeate comic book superhero stories in print, on movie and television screens, and throughout popular culture. With classic characters being reconceptualized for emerging generations, superheroes have returned to the public eye and are enjoying new heights of popularity.

What draws countless fans to these heroic figures? What do superheroes symbolize and mean for our human experience? And are there religious or spiritual reasons for the revival of interest in them?

Astute cultural critic and self-avowed comic book fanboy David Zimmerman turns a thoughtful eye to the world of costumed heroes and villains, showing how these iconic tales of good versus evil tap into universal human yearnings for justice and righteousness. Exploring the complex personas of characters like Superman and Batman, Spider-Man and the X-Men, Zimmerman unveils their cultural significance as models of moral character, virtue and heroism. Ultimately, placing comic book stories in dialogue with the Christian story sheds light on who we are, what we value and how we live.

Comic Book Character calls true believers everywhere to integrity, mission and transformation. Come discover what it means to be a hero!

Deliver Us from Me-Ville
ISBN: 1434700097

David C. Cook. 2008

Welcome to Me-Ville, where you're surrounded by a culture that celebrates and elevates the individual. The You Utopia where your home, place of work, and even your place of worship, is customized to your discerning tastes. A super-exclusive club where Self and Pride party, and Sacrifice and Humility can't get past the velvet ropes. A place where it's all about you.

But is life supposed to be this way?

Author David Zimmerman takes us on a hilarious and honest trip through Me-Ville, while sharing the escape routes that lead out. David traces our self-loving lineage and examines prideful people in scripture that were changed through God's power. Throughout, you'll encounter the powerful, progressive redemption from self that only Christ can offer.

So discover the freedom in shifting from Me to We, and encounter the joy found in a selfless life in pursuit of Him.

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Zimmerman is willing to go anywhere but scheduling can sometimes become a challenge once he leaves the greater Chicago area as he works a full-time job during the day.